DAYTONA F1 HYBRID WATERMELON

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • DIPLOID ALL SWEET
  • EARLY MATURING
  • 10 – 12 KG FRUIT
  • VIGOROUS GROWTH HABIT
  •  GOOD INTERNAL QUALITY

Daytona is an early maturing All Sweet type F1 hybrid watermelon, with excellent yield potential. Fruit are uniform, short oblong in shape, and weigh 10 – 12 kg. The medium-thick rind is tough, making it highly suitable for long-distance shipping. Rind colour is dark green with thin lighter green stripes. Daytona’s flesh is bright red, firm, crispy, juicy, and has an excellent taste and a high Brix level of about 11 – 12 %. Daytona tends to resist sunburn and has a high resistance to Anthracnose (Co).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suggested plant populations of up to 6 000 plants per ha
Categories: ,

Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: DAYTONA
KIND:
 F1 hybrid watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai)
TYPE: Diploid All Sweet
MATURITY: Early (80 – 90 days from sowing in the warm season)
GROWTH HABIT: Trailing
PLANT VIGOUR: Strong
SEASON: Spring to summer production
FRUIT WEIGHT: 10 – 12 kg
FRUIT SHAPE: Short oblong
INTERNAL FLESH COLOUR: Bright red
FRUIT DIMENSION: 25 – 30 x 40 – 45 cm
RIND QUALITIES: Dark green background with lighter green stripes
BRIX: Very high, 11 – 12 %
FLAVOUR: Excellent
UNIFORMITY: Very good
LEAF COVER: Very good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Colletotrichum orbiculare (Co)
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market
POPULATION GUIDE: 6 000 final stand per ha (80 – 100 cm in row, 1.6 – 2 meter between rows)
SPECIAL FEATURES: Tends to resist sunburn